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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) health centre

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Symptoms & types

For every person with irritable bowel syndrome, the pattern of symptoms varies. Learn the symptoms and the warning signs.


Do you have IBS? This article explains the symptoms.


There are three main types of IBS: IBS with constipation, IBS with diarrhoea and IBS with alternating constipation and diarrhoea.

If the main symptom of IBS is frequent loose stools, this is referred to as IBS with diarrhoea (IBS-D).

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